Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pictures from the Reception

This greeted the couple and the guests outside the front door

Welcome Sweet Friends,

I finally have gotten the reception pictures put together
so you can have a lil look - see!   Was very nice so
many of you were interested,  so hope you will enjoy it.

Of Course, what is a reception without the
 bride and groom, so here they are!!
Wed 2 weeks at this point..................

If you are new here or missed the wedding 
pictures and would like to see them,

Remember when Fall came, I just decided to make my living room 
into an all white room all of a sudden, well, I discovered the reason.
 Now,  I had no thoughts whatsoever, of having anything for the
 reception in this room, but the Lord knew it would be the perfect
 place for the guest book and card box.!

This was Scott and Megans cake top!
It is called "picture perfect".

(This was the photographers picture)

Becky from over at Junk to Joy came over to help the day
before and we put together this display on the top of my hope chest 
 then we took a white matelasse bedspread I wasn't using and
 draped it over the sofa.  The whole room looked so weddingly!
(like my made new

This was the main table inside the house. Where we parents,
grandmother and aunts, and Scott and Megan sat. This was the
 photographers picture too,  but I had not put the rose petals on yet. 
 I  really should have done it earlier,  but sorta forgot!
  I forgot a lot of things that day!!  lol

with rose petals added!!

Here is a nice pic of Dee and I,  you can see Megan and a lil of Jerry, and
Scott (but he had his head turned unfortunately). This will give you an idea
of how we had the food set up and what the plates looked like.

 Believe me it was not easy finding tableware that looked elegant
 for a Fall reception, cause everything was bright orange and
cornacopias and stuff like that.

  If I could have figured a way to use regular plates I would have,
 but just couldn't  figure out what we would do with the mess
 afterwards, since I have an open kitchen and their was a
 dessert table in the kitchen.

Here we are enjoying the Celebration!!

Was so glad the photographer got a pic of this table,  because we
completely forgot about it.
In the original wedding plans,  Dee and Jerry were going
to have what they called a "Sweetheart" table, just for them.
So we decided to make one for them, and the picture above
and below are of that.

The champagne glasses were ours 41 years ago!
So thought that would be fun to have them use
our glasses.

I found those G coasters at Michael's in a lil pack of 6 for $1.00.
Thought they added a nice touch,  and they have all sorts of letters.
The candle cups are gold mercury glass and looks o pretty
especially when the candle are lit.  Notice the gold medallions
on the ribbon,  they have double hearts embossed on them,
and the pearls on the ribbon, all found in the wedding dept. at
Michaels.   The lil pearls were peel and press, so you just
stick them on.  Loved the elegant touch it gave.

As you can see, Dee decided to change into something
more comfy since all the family pics were done,
and here they are enjoying their dinner..............

and drinking sparkling cider out of our glasses.
That was fun for me, I have to say!!

Fortunately,  the photographer took this one.

Here is some recreated close ups below,  cause I wanted
some pics and forgot to take any with the rose petals
on the table.

The tablecloth is yellow but you get the idea.

Below are what the other tables,  that were on the porch
looked like, as well............................

These shots were all taken before I decided to embellish
them with the medallions, pearls and rose petals, they
looked pretty much same as the ones above,  just
a more compact centerpc. to go with size of table.
But looked so much better afterwards,  but no pics unfortunately,

The Photographer captured the prettiest part of this cake.
Remember I told you the cakes did not come out well.
This was not the one I planned on using as the wedding cake,
 but Megan and I decided it was the better of the two................
looks pretty good here,

and here they are cutting the cake.............
 the red piping on the cake looked terrible, think they must
have had a new decorator or something,  didn't realize it looked
like that till we got it home.  I knew the other one didn't look
like the picture, that is for sure, but thought, guess I can just
 use this one. Have to say it was disappointing not to be able
 to use the other one, because it had their initials on the top
 made out of chocolate, with some other embellishments
 and looked so modern,  at least in the picture, that is!!
 but oh well,  gotta expect
something to go wrong,  I guess!

 The one in the picture was a yellow cake with straw-
berry filling and cream cheese frosting,  and the other
was called a Mocha latte cake.  They both were
absolutely delicious,  Thank goodness!
and at least they had a cake to cut!!  lol

I will leave you with some family photos.
Only included our families pictures as I don't want
to share  the pics of others without permission.

From left to right:  Scott, Megan, Dee, Jerry,
 Jimmy, Nellie  and Susan

With Rosie added in.

 A candid of Me and Dee!

The photographer got a pic of Rosie in her dress clothes.
Now Dee didn't buy this outfit,  it came with Rosie when
she got her from a family she knew.............Rosie also had
 other clothes, beds, collars and leashes,  she was......
 and still is one pampered pouch,  we only pamper her
with love tho!!  lol

Thanks for your visit and thanks for enjoying
 the reception with us, and thanks for your
 patience with me in putting this post 
together. Seems like it took forever!!  lol

I wish you all a Wonderful, Delightful
 and Grateful Thanksgiving Day!

May God Richly Bless You and Yours,

With Happily Every After Blessings,


  1. I am not sure how I missed the wedding photos. I will need to go back and take a look-see.

    Deeanna is a stunningly beautiful bride! Her dress is gorgeous! I have never seen a wedding gown with such a unique neckline. Total LOVE!!

    She and Jerry make a beautiful couple. May they know many years of wonderful happiness.

    Happy Thanksgiving.


  2. It just looks perfect! I still think they are movie star gorgeous as a couple. I really love the picture of you and Dee, what a treasure. I think you did a beautiful job and it looks as if they had the best of both...the destination wedding and the warm, family reception. Perfection!

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Simply beautiful, Nellie! I really enjoyed this post. What a terrific family you have!

  4. The first wedding picture of Jerry and DeeAnna was the one I copied onto picture paper for my "Wedding Walk" across my dining table!

    Your "White Room" was just beautiful! I'm glad I remembered to sign their guest book!

    Your pictures bring back a very joyful, memorable day!

    I copied Jerry and DeeAnna's family picture and framed it, hanging it on the wall in the den where I sit and can look at it every day. I also have Scott and Megans's family picture on the same wall.

    Such joy to be thankful for! Thank you, LORD!
    Love to you all,

  5. Loved this! Everything was perfect as I just knew it would be. Hpe you ahve had a wonderful Thanksgving. So exhausted that I ma falling asleep at the keyboard. I feel like I got to come to the reception. Thanks for the photos! You ahve had uite the year! Yay, for all of you!

    Robert is in Afghanistan now. Arrived today. Bummer but one day good!

    Love, B

  6. The pics are wonderful of the reception! Everyone looked like they were having a great time, especially the newlyweds!

  7. Very "weddingly" your new word and it captures the reception perfectly! Lovely couple and so enjoyed your family photographs!

  8. Such precious photos of a lovely event! Thanks for sharing your joy with us.
    May GOD bless your children for generations to come!

  9. My favorite photo of all - the candid of you and your little girl! You both look radiant!

  10. I knew it would all be beautiful! Lovely photos Nellie! Thanks for sharing! I haven't been in blogland for a little while and I've really missed my friends here. Talk to you more soon! God bless the newlyweds!!!

  11. Such fun to "see" it for myself...What wonderful memories you made!

  12. Hi Nellie

    The pictures are lovely. I feel like I am looking through a House beautiful magazine. You are so creative and your Dee is a vision of beauty. I like the photo of you and Dee.
    The cake looked very good and beautiful. Yummy...I love wedding cake......
    The family picture with Susan and your whole family is a great picture.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings & Love

  13. I truly enjoyed this post and seeing all the reception photos. What a beautiful bride! I love the candid shot of you and your daughter. Beautiful! Both of you!

  14. Great pictures. I feel like I'm there! What a great family you have there. Wonderful reception!


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